Today, thanks to the internet, people have access to more information than at any other point in human history. One can locate “self-help” websites, videos and documents regarding a vast array of topics from an infinite number of places on the web. Some sources encourage people to handle all sorts of issues and problems themselves. That includes people that have legal questions and issues.
However, one should always consider the source of such encouragement. A physician attends 8 years of schooling in order to be allowed to treat patients. Likewise, your average attorney has completed at least 7 years of education before can ever being the practice of law. The library at our city’s law schools, contains more than 450,000 books regarding the law.
Legal matters often involve complex issues and no two cases or situations are identical. Consequently, a person often needs to consult an experienced attorney to resolve their specific legal matter because what may appear “simple” to the layman, may very well involve issues that would only be identified by a trained professional.